Has the smoke alarm ever caused you to burn your food

@ladym33 (11007)
United States
February 25, 2009 4:18pm CST
Our smoke alarm is located right off of our kitchen so if even a little smoke gets in to the air it goes off. It is loud and annoying and nobody can stand it. It always seems to go off just as the what ever I am cooking is just finishing. Because we can't stand the stupid noise I will run over and shake a pillow at it to get it to stop, and sometimes it comes right back on. Thanks to the stupid detector my food has actually gotten ruined because I was dealing with the stupid detector instead of stirring, turning, or turning the food off. Does this ever happen to you?
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@caver1 (1765)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Sometimes the smoke alarm has gone off when I've been cooking. This usually only happens when something spills in the oven or on the burner. But, I don't think it has ever caused me to burn our supper.
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@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Funny you should mention this we have the exact same problem, in fact I get so fed up with it , if my wife is dong a lot of cooking, I will just unscrew the thing and take it down. My wife gets so annoyed when it goes off. All of the kids are trained to wave pillows or what ever by it to get it to go off.
• United States
26 Feb 09
I'll bet that's a bummer when it happens, I guess you could take the battery out but that wouldn't be safe just in case you really needed it. Not sure what advice to give you here, maybe some microwave meals?
@Lindery (854)
• Latvia
26 Feb 09
I don't have a smoke alarm in the kitchen. I know I should get it to feel safer but till now I haven't really cooked that much to be scared off a fire. I also have electrical oven and stove so no alive fire in the kitchen.
@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
25 Feb 09
LOL - no this has never happened to me. Our smoke alarm is pretty far from the oven. So, it doesn't go off like yours does. I can just imagine you running around trying to get it to turn off. It's a funny picture!
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
25 Feb 09
no actually I go to the food first try to get the smoke down and the go turn the alarm off. So I haven't burnt my food, and I don't have my smoke alarm in the kitten I have it in the hallways for that reason.
@katsalot1 (1619)
25 Feb 09
We used to have our smoke alarm outside the bathroom, which meant that if someone had a shower, and came out leaving the door open, the steam would set it off. That meant that you had to rush around opening all the windows, then stand underneath it frantically flapping a towel about, which took at least 5 minutes. So I can imagine if you were cooking your food would burn!